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The purpose of this study was to establish a partial-thickness articular cartilage defects model in adult rats and explore the respond of chondrogenic cells to the cartilage injury. Forty-five adult Sprague–Dawley rats were divided into operated group, sham-operated group and control group. Partial-thickness cartilage defects were created on the(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to compare clinical outcomes of distraction arthroplasty alone versus combined with arthroscopic microfracture in treating post-traumatic ankle arthritis. METHODS The study cohort consisted of 96 patients (96 ankles) who underwent distraction arthroplasty alone or combined with arthroscopic microfracture between May 2005 and(More)
Purpose. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether double-row suture technique is a better option for the treatment of Haglund syndrome than single-row suture technique regarding the surgical outcomes. Methods. Thirty-two patients with Haglund syndrome were recruited in this study. Patients were divided into Group 1 (treated with single-row suture(More)
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